Case of 6
Colour: Dark purple with an opulent sheen
Bouquet: Violets, white peach, pepper and aniseed
Palate: Blue berries and plums layered with caraway spice combined with a creamy texture oak and savoury balance.
The Tomfoolery adventure began in the sweltering heat of 2004 harvest between best mates Ben Chipman, Toby Yap and a tonne of old vine Shiraz.
With some generous assistance from friends the fruit was picked, de-stemmed and basket pressed to produce the first ‘Artful Dodger’ Shiraz. Over the following vintages the boys expanded their production to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mataro, Viognier and Eden Valley Riesling.
Winemaking & Philosophy
The Tomfoolery winemaking philosophy is simple: small parcels of fruit, had crafted with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. The fruits are hand picked come harvest time, fermented in open fermenters, followed by maturation in barrels and finally bottled with no fining or filtration. This process has led to wine maker Ben Chipman winning the 2014 Peoples Choice of Young Guns of Wine 2014, and a nominated finalist in 2015.